The music editions featuring a bear in its logo have accompanied me throughout my musical life and have also accompanied my orchestra and vocal ensemble Collegium 1704 from the beginning. Already our first performances of the Bach Passions and the Mass in B minor more than 15 years ago were, of course, performed from material published by Bärenreiter. Over the years, an almost family-like relationship has developed and I have had the honour of getting to know a number of employees, editors and fellow musicians associated with the Bärenreiter publishing house, whose professionalism and dedication I greatly admire.

Václav Luks

Founder and Artistic Director of Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704